Reuben Sandwich


One of our go-to quick meals in my household is a Reuben sandwich. They are quite tasty and simple to make. Large bowls of hot vegetable soup and dill pickles on the side go well with them when I serve them.

Reuben Sandwich

With this well-regarded Reuben recipe, you can make deli-style Reuben sandwiches at home.

Prep Time:
10 mins


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Cook Time:

10 mins

4 sandwiches

Total Time:
20 mins


  • 1 cup sauerkraut, drained
  • 8 slices rye bread
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • ½ cup Thousand Island dressing
  • 8 slices Swiss cheese
  • 8 slices deli sliced corned beef

What Is a Reuben Sandwich?

A Reuben is a grilled sandwich made with rye bread and corned meat. Although the Reuben is a mainstay on the menu in delicatessens with a Jewish theme, it isn’t officially kosher because it contains both cheese and beef.

What Comes With a Reuben?

Corned beef, Swiss cheese, and sauerkraut are all thinly sliced in a traditional Reuben sandwich, which is made with rye bread with Russian or Thousand Island dressing.

What Comes With a Reuben?

A Reuben’s Recipe

The complete, step-by-step recipe can be found below, but here is a quick rundown of what to expect when making Reuben sandwiches at home:

  1. Each piece of bread should have the dressing spread on one side.
  2. Put the sandwiches together. Butter each sandwich’s top.
  3. Place the sandwich on the hot griddle or skillet with the butter side up.
  4. Butter the opposing side. When the bottom slice is well-browned, flip it over.
  5. Grill till golden brown on both sides.
A Reuben's Recipe


1. Step

Over medium heat, preheat a sizable griddle or skillet.

2. Step

Spread Thousand Island dressing equally on one side of the bread slices. Place one slice of Swiss cheese, two slices of corned meat, one-fourth cup of sauerkraut, and a second slice of Swiss cheese on four slices of bread. Add the remaining slices of bread on top, dressing side down. Butter each sandwich’s top.


3. Step

Place the sandwiches on the heated griddle, butter side down, and then butter the tops of each sandwich. Grill for about 5 minutes per side, or until both sides are golden brown. Serve warm.


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